Abbot Kinney is one of my favorite areas on the West Side. When I visited Los Angeles with Chibi for Corgi Beach Day two years ago, this cute little street was one of the first places I visited. Intelligentsia was a huge thing for my coffee-drinking coworkers in St. Louis so I just had to stop by to bring some back for them. Abbot Kinney is one of my favorite dog-friendly spots in LA, it’s where I shot for Daniel Wellington’s pop-up store this summer, and it is the perfect distance from my office in Santa Monica to visit after work for an impromptu photo shoot!
This week, we snagged some delicious eats at The Butcher’s Daughter smack dab in the middle of Abbot Kinney after taking some photos in the area.
It took me a good long while to get to the host because I was too busy snapping photos when I first walked into the store. I’m sure they were amused, but not surprised, because the entire vibe of this place was so cute and chill.
Just past the bathtub full of wine at the entrance is a fully stocked bar clad with a modern rustic design and drinks that were brightly lit from behind.
The menu changes seasonally, something I personally have a love-hate relationship with. I love trying new dishes and seeing how a restaurant can adapt based on the ingredients available, but the worst is when I return to a place only to find my favorite dish is no longer available.
Thankfully, pizza isn’t really that seasonal, and that’s what we were craving that night! We started with chili cauliflower that was oh-so-yum, and shortly after our margherita pizza with dollops of burrata and chopped basil arrived as well.
And of course, who can pass up a classic glass of white and a good old fashioned moscow mule? (In the cutest copper mug, as is only appropriate!)
Everything about the decor, service, ambience, and food was top notch for our casual weekday dinner. Now I’m itching to come back for brunch on the weekend to see how things are different during the daytime!